The October UKSPA conference is being hosted by Plymouth Science Park on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2015.
There will also be an optional study tour arranged for Thursday morning for those who are travelling to Plymouth on the Wednesday or early Thursday morning.
Registration is now open here.
About the Programme
The full programme can be downloaded here and sessions include:
- UK Research and Development
- Innovation: what is it? And how do we support it?
- Growing Science Parks - Growing Life Science
- Building a better future for UK Science
- Academia and Innovation
- Science and Innovation - Current Investment Landscape
- Growing Innovative Companies - supporting their business
A final session looks at Science Minister Jo Johnson’s "One Nation Science" approach, the increased focus within Government on “place” and the Department for Businness, Innovation & Skills Science and Innovation Audits.
After the sucess of the joint UKSPA/Praxis Unico sessions at the Dublin Conference in June, it is planned to also offer a join session with Praxis Unico colleagues and further information will be available shortly.
After the formal sessions on Thursday, coaches will take delegates to the University of Plymouth Wave Hub.
Housed in the Marine Building at Plym- outh University, the Coastal, Ocean And Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory provides physical model testing with combined waves, currents and wind, offered at scales appropriate for device testing, array testing, environmental modelling and coastal engineering.
Cornwall and the South West has invested over £100 million to provide world leading research and demonstration facilities.
These facilities, added to the research capability, ensure Cornwall and the South West is able to provide a path- way to support the development of new technology from concept design, proto- type and component testing through to full scale demonstration.
Following the Tour delegates will be transported to the National Marine Aquarium for an early evening receptoion and dinner. Coach travel has been organised at the end of dinner.
Hotel - Future Inn, Plymouth
Our conference hotel is Future Inn, Plymouth and rooms are available for £79 per room for single occupancy on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 October). Please quote Booking Reference UKSPA when booking by phone to 0845 094 5471.